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DIPLOMAT POSTING: Next US ambassador to Switzerland nominated

swissinfo.ch and agencies January 31, 2014 – 15:11 US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Suzi LeVine as the next ambassador to Switzerland. She succeeds Donald S. Beyer, who left…

‘Ice is breaking’ in Syria talks: UN mediator

GENEVA: The ice is slowly breaking in peace talks between Syria’s warring sides, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday, warning though that no substantive results were expected during this round.…

Syria foes say Geneva talks ‘positive’

GENEVA: Syria’s opposition said peace talks with President Bashar Assad’s regime in Geneva took a step forward on Wednesday with discussions on a transitional government after four days of deadlock.…

Syrians discuss aid, prisoners 

ASSOCIATED PRESS ARABNEWS.COM Published — Monday 27 January 2014 GENEVA: Syrians on opposite sides of their country’s civil war tried again Sunday to find common ground, with peace talks focusing…

Migration a migraine for some

Against the backdrop of a looming Swiss referendum on whether to limit the number of foreign arrivals, the World Economic Forum has given much thought to the issue of migration:…

Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

STORY SUMMARY By Tom Miles Syria’s civil war foes held their first face-to-face meeting on Saturday at the start of talks to end nearly three years of conflict which has…

Switzerland: QUICK DECISIONS: Asylum seeker numbers drop significantly

swissinfo.ch and agencies January 24, 2014 – 17:12 The number of asylum seekers in Switzerland fell by a quarter in 2013 compared with the previous year. The authorities received 21,465…

Davos: UK’s Cameron urges ‘reshoring’ of jobs

British Prime Minister David Cameron at Davos on Friday urged the rest of Europe to seize an opportunity to win back millions of jobs through the “reshoring” of production from…

WEF WOES: Business chiefs fear ticking jobless time bomb

by Matthew Allen in Davos, swissinfo.ch January 23, 2014 – 20:16 The nascent global economic recovery is failing to trickle down to the man or woman on the street in…

Creationism: When God created the Swiss He was well pleased …

… and God asked the Swiss: “What else can I do for you?” The Swiss answered: “Some Mountains with snow on top and forests on the bottom would be nice”…

Hope in Montreux? A Starting Point for Peace in Syria

By Christoph Reuter SPIEGEL.DE Violence in Syria has been appalling in the run up to this week’s peace talks in Switzerland, where rebel and government representatives are to sit down…

Syria and Iran come to fore at Davos summit

The bloody civil war in Syria and Iran’s efforts to come in from the diplomatic cold will drive the agenda this week as world leaders, business chiefs and celebrities gather…

Syria’s camps as seen by a Swiss humanitarian

January 18, 2014 Oscar Assadullah Mukhtar Bergamin has been helping refugees facing starvation in different camps in northern Syria since July 2013, when he founded his association Ash-Sham Care in…

How the Swiss government keeps its secrets secret

October 26, 2013 SWISSINFO.CH As the row over spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) deepens – it was reported this week that the NSA monitored calls of 35…

Gulf between rich and poor ‘is biggest global risk’

WEF: Economic, societal and environmental risks dominate list of global risks LONDON: The growing gulf between the rich and the poor represents the biggest global risk this year, the World…

Switzerland: University courses : English a fact of life for many Swiss students

by Geraldine Wong Sak Hoi, swissinfo.ch January 12, 2014 – 11:00 More than ever before, students attending universities in Switzerland are able to do some or all of their degree…

ZURICH DEMO : ‘Asylum is not a crime’

Several hundred people marching with music and banners filled the streets of Zurich on Saturday in a peaceful demonstration against the Swiss federal reception centres for asylum seekers. “Asylum is…

Switzerland: RE-INTRODUCING QUOTAS: Turnout could decide immigration vote

by Urs Geiser, swissinfo.ch January 10, 2014 – 17:00 A proposal to re-introduce immigration quotas would fail to win a majority at the ballot box next month, according to an…